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This year’s TV awards from the American Film Institute

A scene from the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
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A scene from the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

As the year comes to an end, we’re being bombarded by top 10 lists, and awards nominees and winners. Here come the various critic circle awards, the WGA Awards, the SAG Awards, the Golden Globes, the Oscars, the People’s Choice, the Critics’ Choice, and, of course, the Golden Raspberry Awards.

The American Film Institute Awards selections have just been released, and since the organization also includes a TV category, I am here to tell you the 10 winners. Interestingly, there are two network shows on the list, and both of them are on NBC. In no particular order, the winners are “Big Little Lies” on HBO, “The Crown” on Netflix, “Feud: Bette and Joan” on FX, “Game of Thrones” on HBO, “The Good Place” on NBC, “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu, “Insecure” on HBO, “Master of None” on Netflix, “Stranger Things 2” on Netflix, and “This Is Us” on NBC.

All in all, not a bad list, although there are a few unfortunate omissions, including “The Deuce” and “Better Things.” By the way, the AFI is also presenting an AFI Special Award to the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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